hello monday {around downtown}

The boys {Steve, David and Matthias} and I headed downtown after church for some lunch, frites {belgium fries} with dipping sauce and a little walk. Here are some bits and pieces of our afternoon. And of course, some hellos for your Monday! Hello chilly, but sunny days. It looks warm outside, but the wind is cold!

Hello sweet boy. You completely have my heart.

Hello visit to the eye doctor {we can’t find Matthias’ glasses anywhere!}

Hello little converse.

Hello busy kiddo who’s wearing his shoes {and me} out! He is constantly on the go.

Hello frites. You are quite delicous!

Hello strawberry soda. Matthias was thrilled!

Hello Steve got his own special beverage. He was also thrilled.

Hello sharing a little bit of my diet soda with David.

Hello to ‘The Mason Jar’.  Are you a band? Are you a shop? Nice name, I like it!

Hello little doggie. You’re not mine, but I’m pretty sure I could fall in love with you.

Hello gross. Bubble gum alley–don’t touch the walls!

Hello Hepkat. I’m getting my hair trimmed and colored on Tuesday!

Hello Hands Gallery, where you can find truly lovely things! One of my very favorite shops downtown. And it was one of my favorite shops, even before they carried our jewelry!

Hello to our first day of Spring Break.

Hello emails to catch up on {I caught a nasty cold last week!}

Hello to a new italian quinoa recipe I’m going to try this week

Hello coloring Easter eggs

Hello Monday! It’s going to be a crazy, fabulous week!

What are you saying hello to at the start of this brand new week? Link up your own hello post in the comments section or leave a comment with a few hellos for us!


  1. Hello Zenni Optical! (www.zennioptical.com) It’s the perfect place to buy a replacement or extra pair of glasses for a growing boy, or in my case, the mama of a now grown boy. (You can’t beat their prices!)

  2. I am married to a Belgian and we live in Leuven (home of Stella Artois) and I promise the friets here are truly an art form!

  3. Hi Lisa! I absolutely love reading your blog. It is so encouraging and sweet. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week!


  4. Hi Lisa, gorgeous photos as always! Today (our Tuesday) I’m saying hello to:
    * Trying to cope with the loss of our gorgeous 9 year old pussycat last week, who was my complete soul-mate. Love you Sabah!
    * Freaking out about what I need to do before we go on a trip next Friday
    * Loving the autumn light and sunshine
    * Wishing I had time to do some art
    * Loving every single plant in my garden right now!
    ..and most importantly…
    *Hello to the first gorgeous little viola flower on Sabah’s grave up by my studio! Bless it’s heart!

  5. I hope you’ll post the quinoa recipe!!! My kiddos LUV it! I’m always on the lookout for more exotic ways to make it for them. Looks like a fun time was had by all!!! So thankful for family time!!!

  6. Hello from Maui, where we are spring breaking! Hello to lots of boogie boarding, sand castle-building, swimming, tropical beverages in the blender, reading, and to my younger daughter’s 3rd birthday.

  7. hello lovely
    you know I have wanted to contact you for ages about an idea to extend your business I think you have the resource the talent and there is a great need for the idea I want to share with you. The Lord nudged me that today was the day. If you get a chance please email me I would love to share.
    chi anne

  8. i’m saying hello to a week without my workout buddy–going solo, not losing 5 days!–and to my man spending an extra day in SD, CA to help a church get its video link ready for easter.

    also saying hello to breakfast quinoa–used vanilla soy instead of water (be careful; it wants to boil over)–and would love to hear more about the italian quinoa recipe! swap?

  9. I just love this post! Everyday, ordinary things we all do captured so beautifully! You inspire me in many ways.

  10. So pretty! I love all the colors! Looks like you had a beautiful day yesterday! We had SNOW in the morning, but ended up in the garden by the afternoon. – Ah, west coast life!

  11. I live in Phx & we have a club here called “The Mason Jar” it’s been around forever. Not sure it’s from the same, thought it was worth mentioning.

  12. I am saying hello to a few (at least) extra pounds after not getting on the bathroom scale in some time. So, also saying hello to Weight Watchers Online.

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